Our apostolic identity

We need to process this basic truth of faith about ourselves, channeling and assimilating it into our very consciousness and instincts, because we often take this essential aspect of our identity for granted.

A murky human rights landscape

The “Night Falls On The Philippines” cover story of Time in September of 2016 has become even murkier as the world observed the International Human Rights Day this December 10, 2019. 

Revisiting priestly celibacy

With the promulgation of Pope Francis’ Motu proprio, “Vos  estis lux mundi,” we need not only to review the reason for priestly celibacy but also and more importantly to find more ways of how to live that priestly ideal in these times when shameful scandals have stained the face of the Church.

Looking up to the ‘land of interreligious dialogue’

The recent apostolic journey of Pope Francis to Thailand and Japan certainly gives boost to the upcoming Year of the Ecumenism, Interreligious Dialogue and Indigenous Peoples, which will be ushered by Filipino Catholics on the First Sunday of Advent. 

Let’s be scandal-proof

We cannot deny that there are many scandals around that can rob us of our desire to do constructive things, often nipping it in the bud.

The Pan-Amazonian Synod

Despite stinging criticism by bystanders from both extremes of the ideological spectrum, the Special Assembly of the Synod of Bishops for the Pan-Amazonian Region concluded with a final document that substantially trudged along the path of its original theme: “Amazonia: Pathways for the Church and for An Integral Ecology.”

Faith and ideology

There is a need to distinguish the faith from the many human ideologies that can be inspired by faith.

Go after the ‘ninja cops’

The existence of the so-called “ninja cops” is the issue. This has been side tracked by the investigation whether PNP chief Oscar Albayalde Jr. had been involved in them or not.

We are in a post-truth era?

Some social experts are saying that we are now living in what they term as “post-truth era.”